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Imposition of governor’s rule in BTC is unconstitutional: Daimary

Rajya Sabha MP Biswajit Daimary said that the imposition of governor’s rule in Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) in Assam is unconstitutional and its violation of the Constitution of India.

Talking to the media persons in Guwahati on April 28, Daimary said, “After the expiry of the government, when the governor thinks it is impossible to conduct elections, the Council can be extended by 6 months. If the situation continues, it can be extended for another 6 months”.

He also said that the governor does not have discretionary powers in the BTC region which falls under sixth schedule of Indian Constitution. He said that this new phase of governor’s rule in the council will put a lot of people in problem and called for an election at the earliest.

The decision to exercise governor’s rule in the region was taken on April 27 after the term of the council expired. The election to the council was postponed because of COVID-19 pandemic.

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